Finding new sources of renewable energy

Posted on April 17th, 2015

The continuing search for solutions to reduce our carbon emissions and reliance on fossil fuels often brings up novel ideas from researchers, some more suitable and successful than others. One such recent idea which is providing successful preliminary results comes … Continue reading

The popularity of renewable energy

Posted on April 13th, 2015

Renewable energy in Scotland received a boost last week when the results of a new survey confirmed that almost four out of five Scots support the continuation of renewable energy developments including wind turbines and solar arrays. Also almost two … Continue reading

Energy for our cities of the future

Posted on April 1st, 2015

Scotland’s largest source of power has been confirmed as renewable electricity as new figures from the Department of Energy and Climate Change’s Energy Trends and Quarterly Energy Prices report published last week show that 49.5% of the country’s electricity needs … Continue reading

Worldwide Carbon Emissions Stall

Posted on March 20th, 2015

New data from the International Energy Agency (IEA) has indicated that global emissions of carbon dioxide from the energy sector stalled in 2014. This is the first time in over 40 years that there has been a halt or reduction … Continue reading

Hydro-electric Power in Scotland

Posted on March 12th, 2015

Scotland has a rich history of hydro electric power generation dating back to the early 20th century but it was after World War II where things really took off on a national scale. Long before our knowledge of climate change … Continue reading

Renewable Energy can replace Nuclear Power

Posted on March 6th, 2015

Over the past few months we have written about the rise of renewable energy in the UK’s energy mix. In the first half of 2014 it was the largest provider of electricity in Scotland, in November 2014 renewable energy provider … Continue reading

Meeting Our Renewable Energy Targets

Posted on February 26th, 2015

The good news is that the UK is well on its way to meeting its renewable energy targets. New analysis from the Office for National Statistics shows renewable energy, particularly from wind power, on the rise and electricity generation from … Continue reading

The UK’s tri-party climate change pledge

Posted on February 20th, 2015

The UK will have its first General Election in five years this May and although no political party has officially launched its campaign. Yet the media presence of the party leaders as well as other key figures is very much … Continue reading

Wind Power: Beneficial nationally and locally

Posted on February 12th, 2015

Energy generation via wind continued its strong showing in Scotland in January 2015 with the country’s instillations generating enough electricity to power 146% of Scottish homes. The data released last week also showed that wind turbines produced a 27% increase … Continue reading